Posted by: michalamon | February 9, 2009

Live Like You Were Dying

Just finished reading a Blog, written by a person I appreciate very much. Reading through his last post I realized a tragedy happened to a mutual friend. My thoughts immediately were directed to my friend. Then, I thought about this beautiful, emotional song of Tim McGraw. Lyrics are below. Read them as you watch the video clip, and then,
live life.

The Blog I was reading carries a strong message, I invite you to read that as well. click here.

He said: “I was in my early forties,
“With a lot of life before me,
“An’ a moment came that stopped me on a dime.
“I spent most of the next days,
“Looking at the x-rays,
“An’ talking ’bout the options an’ talkin’ ‘bout sweet time.”
I asked him when it sank in,
That this might really be the real end?
How’s it hit you when you get that kind of news?
Man whatcha do?

An’ he said: “I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
“I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
“And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
“And I gave forgiveness I’d been denying.”
An’ he said: “Some day, I hope you get the chance,
“To live like you were dyin’.”

He said “I was finally the husband,
“That most the time I wasn’t.
“An’ I became a friend a friend would like to have.
“And all of a sudden goin’ fishin’,
“Wasn’t such an imposition,
“And I went three times that year I lost my Dad.
“Well, I finally read the Good Book,
“And I took a good long hard look,
“At what I’d do if I could do it all again,
“And then:

“I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
“I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
“And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
“And I gave forgiveness I’d been denying.”
An’ he said: “Some day, I hope you get the chance,
“To live like you were dyin’.”

Like tomorrow was a gift,
And you got eternity,
To think about what you’d do with it.
An’ what did you do with it?
An’ what can I do with it?
An’ what would I do with it?

“Sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
“I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
“And then I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
“And I watched Blue Eagle as it was flyin’.”
An’ he said: “Some day, I hope you get the chance,
“To live like you were dyin’.”

“To live like you were dyin’.”
“To live like you were dyin’.”
“To live like you were dyin’.”
“To live like you were dyin’.”

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Responses

  1. Sometimes it takes us to be close to losing something to recognise,that means everything to us.Long ago I red a book about a doctor,that said a lie to his patient,that she will die.From that moment she was living every moment like it was the last.Very powerfull story.Like this song.

  2. היי מיכל, קראתי את הפוסט שלך, ורציתי להגיד קודם כל שאת כותבת נפלא, והפוסט הספציפי הזה מאוד מעורר השראה, למרות שקצת גרם לי לדמוע ואולי בגלל זה.

    אני מאוד שמחה לקרוא אותך

    ומאוד שמחה שיצא לי להכיר אותך
    שיהיה סוף שבוע נעים
    ומקווה שיצא לנו לדבר בקרוב
    יעל

  3. Absolutely awesome, everytime I hear that song it brings tears, memories and in a strange sort of way a calmness. Thanks for the reminders.

  4. Very powerful song, live your life to the fullest.

    Thank you

  5. Hi Michal,
    I love your blog. Very inspiring – just like you! I never liked country music, but I like this song and lyrics. Great post!
    Ellie


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